Charly Bliss, “Love Me”

J. Edward Keyes

By J. Edward Keyes

on 07.14.14 in Listen to This

I’m not sure we have to thank for the pop-punk renaissance, but if it keeps producing bands like Charly Bliss, I’m happy to have it go on forever. Fronted by Eva Hendricks, who has a voice like a teenage Hayley Williams, the group bashes out guitar-driven, sugar-rimmed rock songs as sticky and irresistible as mid-July cotton candy. Witness “Love Me,” where Hendricks confronts a confusing lover, hurling darts like “I like you like I like your things/ and the boxes that I put them in,” but making them sound like Valentines.